Are Your Machine Tools Guarded?

Machine tools such as drill presses, lathes, mills, pedestal grinders, sanders and band saws are commonly found in the maintenance shops. All too often they are unguarded though. Did you know that OSHA 1910 applies to these common tools and inadequate machine guarding is one of the most common OSHA violations? Bulwark provides, installs and … Read more

Machine Guarding Fence Applications

Fencing is one of the least expensive ways to reduce hazards around your machines. Whether you have machines, robot cells, conveyor lines, or assets in need of protection, we have solutions. We even have stainless steel fencing if you have washdown areas.  Below are some examples of innovative fencing solutions we have provided: Large swing … Read more

Are your interlocks this rugged?

One of our customers approached us with an extremely challenging machine guarding application in a dirty, wet and sticky environment. After reviewing the project with the customer, we decided that a Fortress Interlocks mGard Key Exchange System would be the perfect solution, here’s why; Challenge: Customer needs regular access to six hatches on a machine … Read more

Perimeter Guarding for Your Robot and Machine Cells

There is a lot of talk about robots these days, so we want to provide a relevant and helpful discussion on perimeter guarding of robotic cells. However, perimeter guarding is also used for more than just guarding robot cells, it is often used for machines without robots or to keep people out of other hazardous … Read more

Troax Perimeter Guarding Installation for Major Recycling Plant

                  Successful businesses want to look for a solid and reliable partner for their safety needs. Bulwark Safety Systems LLC, is that partner. We not only provide the best safety equipment, but we also offer safety assessments, quotes and installation of every product we sell. When introducing new safety equipment, … Read more

Kee Safety guard for MCC Panel

   Bulwark Safety Systems recently completed the installation of Kee Safety’s Kee Klamp pipe and fittings to protect a motor control panel. While several solutions were considered for this application, Kee Safety’s Kee Klamp came out on top. Kee Safety’s Kee Klamp system offers the most versatility, strength and affordability for a project such as … Read more

Machine Guard- Before & After

In the photo above, our customer had for many years been using an old filing cabinet as the guard on this Heckert FSS 400/S milling machine. Yes….I said filing cabinet. After what I am sure were many useful years as  a machine guard (who would have thought), it was determined that a better solution was … Read more

Light Curtains – Simple to Implement and Affordable

When a client asks us for help in designing guards for their machine they often have some kind of fabricated hard guard in mind. In many cases though, a light curtain may be less expensive than engineering, fabricating and fitting a hard guard. For example, a 30” Banner EZ-Screen LS is less than $1,000 and … Read more

Troax Guarding – The Right Product for Jobs Big and Small

Whether your project is big or small, your modern industrial processes are safe, when no one except authorized personnel has access to the company’s machines. Troax mesh panels for machine guarding provide maximum personal and machine safety in accordance with the Machinery Directive. Troax is a well-known name in machine guarding and machine security for the … Read more